Brewing a Kona Big Wave Golden Ale Clone tomorrow with a friend who is brewing an IPA. It's spring and it's great to be outside!
I had a Kona Big Wave yesterday for the first time - really good ale - almost lager like. I would love to see a clone recipe, as it had some very interesting esters that I'd describe as a medley of tropical fruit. I wondered out loud as to whether it was mainly a hop created flavor or was yeast/fermentation created.
Here's what I did. I never had the beer, just took what I info I could get from the Kona website...
5.5 Gallon Batch
OG = 1.047
92% American Two Row = 8 lb 8 oz
5 % Caramel/Crystal 10L = 8 oz
3 % Caramel/Crystal 20L = 5 oz
FWH = 6 g Citra and 6 g Galaxy
10 Minute = 6 g Citra and 6 g Galaxy
0 Minute = 16 g Citra and 16 g Galaxy
White Labs Cali 001